South Africa was home to Dr. Carine Minders where she also trained and practiced Family Medicine along-side her father Dr. Louis Minders.
Carine, with her parents decided to move to Canada just over a year ago and looks forward to her younger brother relocating to Canada in the near future.
“Canada is truly an amazing country with multiple different cultures and nationalities working towards a common goal”.
Dr. Minders says it was easy to embrace Canada as her new home because she found there were no cultural barriers and English was her first language.
She chose Manitoba because she knew another South African doctor working in Brandon and as a result, Dr. Minders currently works as a full time Hospitalist at Brandon Regional Health Centre, which also includes some shifts in the Emergency department.
“I knew very little about the different provinces in Canada, but after living here for just over a year now, I would choose Manitoba again!
“I cannot say enough good things about the hospital and I consider all the people there as my new and opted extended family. There is a special atmosphere of camaraderie when you walk through the doors in the morning and I am happy to be at work every day.”
Dr. Minders looks forward to starting a new Trans Health Clinic in Brandon this spring, stating that she was extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful health system. She indicated that she was able to practice first class evidence-based medicine to all people regardless of their financial background. Dr. Minders can focus on providing the best healthcare for each and every patient without first checking if their health care plan allows me to do so. I am proud that we can also practice a lot of preventative care and we have proper screening guidelines.
“I think family practice in Canada has allowed me to do what I truly believe in: Holistic patient care.
Manitoba has a reputation for being the friendliest province, and I can testify to that as ” being fact”